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September 09, 2013
A Scottish tabloid libels the Churches of Christ
Tabloids will always be with us. Few will admit to taking Jesus-shaped potato chips, astrology,...
August 06, 2013
USA Today offers faith-free look at meditation, stress
Journalists who try to cover the life and teachings of Deepak Chopra always face the...
August 06, 2013
Yay! Dallas paper examines heart and soul
It's becoming clear that The Dallas Morning News has no regard for the F-word. Faith,...
July 20, 2013
About God and that best/frequent/satisfying sex report …
Every now and then, reseachers/activists in a think tank somewhere pull out a major study...
June 10, 2013
Is the ‘New Evangelization’ a laughing matter?
In America there are two career fields that have a disproportionate number of agnostics and...
June 07, 2013
At WPost, even local abortion crime isn’t newsworthy
On May 25, I tweeted out the image at the top of this post with...
June 03, 2013
Normalizing nihilism: Euthanasia and the Daily Mirror
A story in Thursday's Daily Mirror about the first English patient suffering from dementia to...
May 20, 2013
Protip: Immaculate Conception is not the Virgin Birth
Did you hear about the anteater that conceived a baby even though she had no...
May 17, 2013
Pod people: Define ‘fetus’ and give three examples
The first question I faced, in this week's "Crossroads" interview, sounded relatively simple: Why did...
May 13, 2013
Death penalty in Cleveland horrors? Wait, who died?
Once again, let's turn to the dictionary and that tricky word "fetus," which has through...
May 02, 2013
Brave religious protestors fight devil in Oak Ridge
My goal is to write a relatively short post about a very, very long Washington...
April 24, 2013
Journalism and the first few minutes after childbirth
There is nothing new about journalists arguing about the loaded language that surrounds our public...
April 23, 2013
Master of my domain
... (T)he best persuaded of himself, so cramm'd, as he thinks, with excellencies that it...
April 17, 2013
On Sarah Kliff’s mea culpa on Gosnell (a national story)
If you have been on Twitter in the past week or so, you probably know...
March 29, 2013
Shroud of Turin: Let’s include the basic facts, please
Readers who have been following GetReligion for some time, or even reading my Scripps...
March 25, 2013
Journalism and stem cell research 101
If you think general religion coverage is bad, try mixing it with media coverage of...
March 05, 2013
Covering Cal Baptist, MTV, the law and gender identity
Here we go again, once more into the legal thicket that surrounds private colleges and...
February 19, 2013
Dr. Ben Carson’s faith makes news, this time
Every now and then, the newspaper that lands in my front yard runs a story...
January 24, 2013
Media coverage of Roe at 40
One could write several volumes under this headline, but we'll just look at a few...
January 09, 2013
Foggy beliefs lead to church-state crisis in hospital
One of my graduate-school professors had a saying that summed up one of the central...
December 07, 2012
Missing the grasshopper in the stem-cell debate
Master Po: Ha, ha, never assume because a man has no eyes he cannot see....
November 30, 2012
No Catholics in the new Europe
This is a great country. I've been privileged to live and work abroad, but there...
November 27, 2012
Defining depravity downwards in Deutschland
Der Spiegel's English-language bulletin reports that conservative deputies on the Agricultural Affairs committee of the...
November 26, 2012
Jesus wept? One-sided debate from Mumbai
Where to begin? So we have this very dedicated GetReligion reader who has been sending...
November 21, 2012
When Obama didn’t ‘presume to know’ Creation details
Yesterday I wrote a jeremiad against the media’s curiously inconsistent approach to science. The hook...
November 20, 2012
Marco Rubio and the media’s curiously inconsistent approach to science
I wonder if any of our readers have read Thomas Nagel's new book Mind and...
November 16, 2012
On media malpractice and Savita Halappanavar’s tragic death
Back in March I wrote in "How To Cover A Hate Crime" about my obsession...
October 29, 2012
Something fishy in that AP racism story
The Associated Press had a huge story this weekend accusing American voters of racism, but...
October 16, 2012
A non-journalistic flight to heaven and back
In the past week of so, I have received a number of requests for a...
October 12, 2012
Yes, you can ask tough questions of pro-choice candidates
Last night was the only Vice Presidential debate we'll get in this cycle. Almost all...
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